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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-16-2005, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Need cheap MB and Processor

My old 1.2 AMD and MB took a dive. What is the best Processor and MB for under $200? I really only surf the net. I don't do any gaming or real computing. I've been looking on Outpost and found and AMD 64 3000 socket 754 and board for $149. I can get 512 DDR 3200 memory for $49. Fry's has an Intel P4 2.8 and board in the paper for $140. Both will need a fan.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-16-2005, 03:38 PM
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Since you don't play any games, I'd go with a P4 (only if it has HT).

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-16-2005, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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What is HT? Why a P4 over the Athlon? I really don't the difference between the two.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-16-2005, 03:49 PM
 
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If u are use to a AMD you might want to stick with one. I have Athlon at home and P4 at work. My shit at the house will smoke the one at work. The always have "Manager's Specials" at Fry's the sometime are better combos than what the advertise. Go in and check it out. But keep the reciepts Fry's sometimes has a 60-40 chance you have to return it for a working one.(MB in my experience)....
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Save your money and get the slower P4, that amd is socket 754 which is useless as the 939 socket is what they will be making all the new chips on. You're not going to notice much difference anyway between the two, other then price if you are going to use it for just surfing and multimedia.

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You might be able to pick something up used from someone upgrading. I got a socket 754 board, an athlon 64 2800 and 1gb of cas 2 g.skill for 200.

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You might be able to pick something up used from someone upgrading. I got a socket 754 board, an athlon 64 2800 and 1gb of cas 2 g.skill for 200.
Thats a good deal!

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-16-2005, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I wouldn't mind buying used if I can find someone upgrading.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-18-2005, 01:27 PM
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I got my stuff off the anandtech forums. Lots of puter guys there that want the latest and greatest so whats slow to them was a major upgrade for me

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-18-2005, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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I got my stuff off the anandtech forums. Lots of puter guys there that want the latest and greatest so whats slow to them was a major upgrade for me

Where is the anandtech forurms?
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Where is the anandtech forurms?
http://forums.anandtech.com

That's one of the first places I started using "propellerhead".

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